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Everything you need to know about Chemical Peels: How do they work?

If you're looking for a way to rejuvenate your skin, Chemical Peels may be the answer. Chemical Peels are a popular treatment option that can improve the appearance of your skin by removing the outer layer of cells. In this blog post, we will discuss how Chemical Peels work and what you can expect from the treatment. We will also provide some tips on how to prepare for your appointment and care for your skin after a peel.


There are different types of chemical peels. The most common type of peel uses alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), such as glycolic or lactic acid. The next most common type uses beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs), such as salicylic acid. Chemical peels can also be done with trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or phenol. The type of peel and the strength of the solution will be determined by your skincare professional based on your individual needs.


During a Chemical Peel, the solution is applied to the skin and left for a period of time to allow it to penetrate the outer layer of skin. The length of time will depend on the type of peel being performed. After the allotted time has passed, the solution is then removed from the skin. You may experience some redness and swelling after the procedure, but this should subside within a few days.


Chemical peels are usually done in a series of 3-6 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart. You will likely see the best results after 3-5 peels.


After your peel, it is important to stay out of the sun and to use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. You should also avoid using any exfoliating products or scrubs on your skin. It is also important to keep your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water and using a moisturiser.


If you are interested in Chemical Peels, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team of experts at Timeless Clinic Pangbourne. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your individual needs and goals. Contact us today to get started!




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